Here are the big questions in the Western Conference leading into the season:
Can the Sharks win the West again?
After ranking third in the
How will the Kings do?
Losing right wing
How will the
They made a controversial move when they hired Coach
Is Edmonton's Connor McDavid the real deal?
A broken collarbone limited him to 45 games as a rookie but the Oilers were confident enough to appoint him captain at the age of 19 years and 266 days, the youngest captain in
Which other teams are on the rise in the West?
The Calgary Flames, 30th last season with a 3.10 goals-against average and .892 save percentage, upgraded considerably when they acquired goalie
Which coach knows he's gone — and who will replace him?